Sussex weather: Hot weather to hit the county as temperatures are set to rise further next week

With a plethora of amazing beaches, the counties are great places to live when the weather starts to improve. And that’s exactly what happened this week with sunshine and warm weather dominating a fairly dry week.

The lovely Sussex we’ve been experiencing for most of this week is set to continue over the weekend. This is due to a high pressure system that made its way from North Africa.

The mercury will rise from today (May 13), with temperatures in parts of the UK likely to reach near the 25C mark at some point over the next few days. It would be the hottest day of the year so far.

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In Brighton today, temperatures are expected to reach 14C. On Saturday, a fairly sunny day will see temperatures hit 18°C ​​while despite being cloudier on Sunday, temperatures could reach 20°C.

It’s a similar story in Worthing with temperatures peaking at 20C on Sunday. Further along the coast and in Eastbourne, temperatures will peak at 18C on Sunday.

Forecasts, however, call for temperatures to continue to rise as we head into next week. On Tuesday (May 17) and Wednesday (May 18), temperatures in Brighton will hit 21C and in Crawley we could see highs of 22C (compared to 21C expected on Sunday).

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As the warm front arrives this weekend, there is also a warning that thunderstorms could arrive in the area. If there are any in Sussex, these should hit late Saturday until early Sunday morning.

There could also be more showers in the region next week, although temperatures are expected to continue to rise. The Met Office long range weather forecast for Tuesday May 17th to Thursday May 26th reads: “A variable start to the period; cloudy with outbreaks of heavy rain locally in the west and south-west, but mostly dry and sunny spells expected further north and east.

“Generally light winds with breezes expected along the western and northern coasts. Mid-week the west and northwest will likely see cloudy weather and rain, with a chance of heavy showers and thunderstorms The south and southeast should hold out for longer in drier weather, but even those areas are likely to see similar rain and downpours.

“The more unsettled weather may become more widespread over the weekend and into the following week. Widely warm or hot everywhere, possibly warm in the south and southeast earlier in the period.”

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